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New York Times, Thursday, February 2, 1978

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,400
Across
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Fennel or sweet cicely : HERB
5
Eat ___ (suffer humiliation) : CROW
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"To ___ and to Hold," Johnston novel : HAVE
13
Cupid : AMOR
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Lange from Conn. : HOPE
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House sign : TOLET
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What NOW wants women to be : LIBERATED
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Ocean arm : INLET
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Follower of grain or freight : ELEVATOR
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Orleans's river : LOIRE
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___ Cup (golf prize) : RYDER
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Boatman's backward : ASTERN
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March 26, 1978 : EASTER
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Pavlov : IVAN
31
Relative of a daboia : ASP
34
Defraud : FLEECE
35
Pram pusher : NANA
36
Put off : DELAYED
38
Describing eternal youth : UNAGING
40
Pahlavi's country : IRAN
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Cerberus et al. : GUARDS
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Aye neutralizer : NAY
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Put to the ___ : TEST
45
Passageway : ACCESS
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Madagascar mammal : TENREC
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Storehouse of a sort : ETAPE
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Inscribed pillar : STELE
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Newscaster : REASONER
58
Bulls, in Barcelona : TOROS
59
Repeats a report : TELLSOVER
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Proficient : ADEPT
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Abbr. often used on deeds : ETAL
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Kind of wire : LIVE
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Harassed : RODE
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Abjure : DENY
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Pung or monoski : SLED
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Item in a Czech's wallet : HALER
2
Girl in "Our Town" : EMILY
3
Togate : ROBED
4
Longest modern musical note : BREVE
5
Converse idly : CHAT
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Turning on an axis: Comb. form : ROTO
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Work or run : OPERATE
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Join : WED
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Paying homage to : HONORING
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"Mock on, mock on, 'tis ___": Blake : ALLINVAIN
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Change course : VEER
12
Feminine suffix : ETTE
15
Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Make thin or porous : RAREFY
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Safe : SECURE
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Drifts : TRENDS
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Vinegar made from a liquor : ALEGAR
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Lure : SEDUCE
29
Soprano Moffo : ANNA
30
Former Hungarian prime minister : NAGY
31
Mine entrance : ADIT
32
Sapless : SERE
33
Three sheets to the wind : PLASTERED
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Player on the range : ANTELOPE
39
Rate or evaluate : ASSESS
42
Adhere or combine : ACCRETE
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Aerie, e.g. : NEST
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Puppets : TOOLS
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Famous "Chorus" : ANVIL
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Irk : PEEVE
52
Dropped a fly : ERRED
53
"___ Wars" : STAR
54
Foofaraw : TODO
56
Dash : ELAN
57
Confederate : ALLY
59
Kennedy or Heath : TED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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